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Below is a family biography included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.   These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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F. H. CALLAHAN, merchant, post office Bennett, was born July 12, 1845, in The Grove, Chester county, Pa., a son of Patrick and Margaret Callahan, natives of Ireland, who reared a family of six children. F. H. Callahan was educated in his native county, and at the age of sixteen entered the rolling-mills at the Phoenix Iron-works, in Chester county. In 1861 he removed to this county, and worked in the rolling-mills until 1882, when he engaged in the grocery business, which he has conducted successfully up to the present time. Mr. Callahan was married to Mary J. Cunning, and they are the parents of ten children, eight daughters and two sons. Mr. Callahan is not identified with any party, and belongs to no society.

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This family biography is one of 2,156 biographies included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.

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